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Bunaea alcinoe  Bunaea alcinoe,Cabbage tree emperor moth,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Spectacular moth! Posted one year ago
  2. What a beauty!! Posted one year ago
  3. A real cracker Oddfeel Posted one year ago

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''Bunaea alcinoe'', /bjuːˈniːə ælˈsɪnoʊiː/ the cabbage tree emperor moth, is an African moth species belonging to the family Saturniidae. It was first described by Caspar Stoll in 1780.

Larva: Final instar about 70 mm in length and about 15 mm in diameter. "Ground colour deep velvety black; each somite, from 4th to 12th, bearing eight white/yellow tubercular processes, two subdorsally, two laterally, and four on each side subspiracularly. The 2nd somite bears four black processes,.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
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Uploaded Feb 2, 2020. Captured Jan 30, 2020 06:29 in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • iPhone 7
  • f/1.8
  • 1/35s
  • ISO160
  • 3.99mm